I pulled the wrong plug off the filter and all of this sand came gushing out. Quick figured out it was a two-part plug and got the plug kind of back on and got the smaller plug off to drain the filter for winter.
1. I lost about a gallon of sand. Do I need to replenish this in the spring before start up or can it run with a little bit less sand?
2. How do I get the big plug back on tight without sand in the threads? I'm thinking now that there's no water pressure on it, maybe it won't come gushing out I'm concerned about using a wrench and brute force to finish tightening the plug because it's made out of plastic. My husband has been surprised more than once at what I can break when I'm determined that something should do what it shouldn't really do